ECOWAS Parliament says it will address security challenges in the region during its extraordinary session in January, 2017.
The President of the parliament, Mr. Moustapha Cissé Lo, stated this at a news conference attended by heads of delegates of the fifteen member states in the parliament, at the end of the parliament’s Second Ordinary Session in Abuja, Nigeria.
At the news conference Mr. Cissé Lo said that the parliament played its role in making recommendations to address security challenges that plagued the region.
“We have decided to meet in January to brainstorm on security issues in our communities and find out what agenda to put in place to ring the bell harder in the ears of our executives and Heads of State”, Mr. Cissé Lo disclosed.
“We can take our recommendations to the Heads of State and Government for everyone to participate in the realities of our region.”
Addressing the issue of the non-implementation of community protocols, the Speaker said that the parliament could only sensitise governments of member states.
He urged the media to project the efforts being made to integrate and develop the sub-region by the parliament.
The Speaker of the regional parliament added that they would try to improve communications, and make their performance visible through the media.
The Second Ordinary Session of the parliament adopted the various committee reports and the roadmap for the Draft Supplementary Act on the Enhancement of Powers of ECOWAS Parliament.
The parliament agreed to forward the document to the Heads of State and Government for adoption in December.